The Spring Ahead
2017 is here and it already seems to be flying by! We had a great and very busy first semester and this second half of the year looks to be even busier. The Fellows are all at their chosen churches, plugging in and meeting lots of new friends.
In 2 weeks we're having Bill Fullilove from McLean Presbyterian come for the weekend to facilitate and interpret the Highlands Ability Battery test. It's a very thorough and intense vocational and ability testing tool. It's proven over the past years to be very helpful in identifying and articulating strengths and potential challenges.
The following weekend we're off to Chattanooga to work and serve for the week with Hope for the Inner City. It’s a week filled with hard work, hard thinking, and good times with wonderful people we’ve come to know over the years. It’s always a highlight for our Fellows. In between these two events, we're hosting a couple of new and prospective Fellows for visits.
In March and April our Fellows will start interviewing and wrapping up our Professional Development series. We're also getting excited about one of our Fellows getting married the week after graduation!
In the midst of this, our Fellows are walking through some hard and uncertain things in their lives (as we all are). They're anxious and worried about not finding jobs. They miss their families and old friends. But they are also seeking to keep their eyes on Jesus, to walk through the unexpected and hard, still finding joy and excitement in the journey. They are finding great fun and unexpected blessings in their Fellows community here that they didn’t expect.
God is working in them and in me. Each year, this is part of the great blessing of being in the midst of the Fellows. We have a front row seat of God moving and working in each Fellow’s heart and life. But also to see God using the Fellows to work in my own heart and life.
As we help our Fellows prepare to “start well,” we also want them to finish this year well. Would you please pray for our Fellows to finish well, for them to have courage to walk into this next season of life, and for God to lead them in the direction they should go?
Would you also pray for myself and the Board as we put together next year’s class? We've filled some spots but are in the process of seeking to fill the rest. The process is both fun and hard, as we attempt to put together the class that God has for us.
Thank you again for your prayers and support! The Charlotte Fellows are a family, and we’re glad you're a part of it!
Love and prayers,